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Leftover Mashed Potato Croquettes with Cranberry Gastrique

Chef Michael Wards
Typically, croquettes consist of a filling that is then surrounded by eggs and bread crumbs and deep-fried.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course leftovers, Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 4 cups Mashed Potatoes
  • 1.5 cups Chopped Turkey
  • 2 cups Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1.5 cups Flour
  • 4 cups Oil for Frying
  • 2 cups Cranberry Sauce


  • Take 4T of mashed potatoes and shape them into a ball.
  • Use about a tablespoon of leftover chopped turkey and press into the center of the mashed potatoes.
  • Reshape mashed potato into a ball.
  • Set up a 3-stage breading station by whisking eggs with 2 tablespoons of water in one container, flour in another, and bread crumbs in another.
  • Start by rolling potato ball in flour, then in egg mixture, and finally in bread crumbs.
  • Heat oil to 350 and deep fry til golden brown.

For cranberry gastrique:

  • Simmer cranberry sauce til reduced by half and thick syrupy consistency.
Keyword leftovers, mashed potatoes, Thanksgiving, turkey